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Black Jesus Version of Michelangelo’s Pietà Divides Catholics on Race & Politics

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — An interpretation of Michelangelo’s iconic pietà featuring a Black Jesus has unexpectedly caused a debate about Black Lives Matter, the sanctity of art, and the evangelization of Africa after the Pontifical Academy of Life, an official Vatican think tank, tweeted out a photo of the reimagined statue last Saturday (Sept. 12). […]